DO NOT shoot steel shot through this barrel. If you are Water Fowl hunting or in pursuit of other migratory birds where non-toxic shot is a mandate, choose Bismuth or Hevi-Shot Classic Doubles. Not only does it protect the barrel but it also makes the 2-3/4" 12 gauge shotgun shell viable for duck and geese giving it an almost identical performance to the old lead #6 shot.
"Without a rifle you are nothing, worthless, you are waiting for death, any minute, any second."
-- Aron Bielski